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Dr. Dominic Assimaki

Assistant Professor, CEE Georgia Tech

Dr. Dominic Assimaki joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in July 2005. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (Athens, Greece) in 1998. She continued her studies at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT (Cambridge, MA) where she obtained an MS in 2000 and a ScD in 2004. During her doctoral studies, she also participated in the European Research Training Network SAFERR as a Young Researcher in GDS (Paris, France, January 2001-September 2002), and received a graduate research fellowship from the National Technical University of Athens (Athens, Greece, September 2002-August 2002). After graduating from MIT, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Crustal Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (February 2004-June 2005). Her primary research interests are in numerical methods, in earthquake engineering and geophysics, and include forward simulations of dynamic nonlinear soil response, soil-structure interaction and scattering phenomena in heterogeneous media, as well as inverse problems. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Geophysical Union, the Seismological Society of America, the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, and the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Research Interests

Numerical methods in earthquake engineering, nonlinear dynamic soil behavior, soil-structure interaction, scattering of seismic waves in heterogeneous media, inverse problems in geophysics.

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Varun

Graduate Research Assistant, CEE Georgia Tech

Varun joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an MS (Geosystems) student in August 2005. He received his B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (New Delhi, India) in 2005. After receiving his B.Tech, he worked as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at IITD for two months from May-July 2005. He also worked as a Trainee Engineer in Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (May-July, 2003) and Larsen & Toubro, ECC (May-July, 2004). His primary research interests are in numerical methods in earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction and inverse problems. He is a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Geo-Institute ASCE, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulations (NEES).

Research Interests

Numerical methods in earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction and inverse problems.

Webpage: www.prism.gatech.edu/~gth764k

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Wei Li

Graduate Research Assistant, CEE Georgia Tech

Wei Li joined the Geoquake Group, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Graduate Assistant in January 2006. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Shandong University of Technology (Ji’nan, China) in 1996. He continued his studies at the Geotechnical Institute at Hohai University (Nanjing, China) where he obtained an MS in 1999. After graduating from Hohai University, he worked as a geotechnical engineer in Tianjin Port Engineering Institute for five years. He also worked as a Graduate Assistant in University of Akron for one and a half years. His primary research interests are in numerical methods in earthquake engineering and nonlinear dynamic soil behavior.

Research Interests

Numerical methods in earthquake engineering, nonlinear dynamic soil behavior

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Alexandros Kalos

Graduate Research Assistant, CEE Georgia Tech

Alexandros Kalos joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a MS (Geosystems) student in May 2007. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (Athens, Greece) in 2006. He also worked in the Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public works in special department for underground structures for 2 semesters. His primary research interests are in numerical methods and nonlinear dynamic soil behavior.

Research Interests

Numerical methods in earthquake engineering, nonlinear dynamic soil behavior

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Seokho Jeong

Graduate Research Assistant, CEE Georgia Tech

Seokho Jeong joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Ph.D (Geosystems) student in August 2008. He received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Changwon National University (Changwon, Korea). He then continued his study in the Erasmus-Mundus european master program (Master in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology), funded by European Commission and jointly organised by the ROSE school in Italy, University Joseph Fourier-Grenoble 1 in France, University of Patras in Greece and Imperial College London in UK. His primary research interests are in the Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and the application of Geophysics in Geotechnical Engineering.

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering, Numerical method in earthquake engineering, Soil-structure interaction, Application of Geophysics in Geotechnical Engineering.

Weblog: www.seokhojeong.pe.kr

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Failure of waterfront structure 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) Earthquake, Japan - Date & Time(UTC) : Jan.16, 20:46:52, Magnitude : Mw 6.8 (Source: Prof. M. Yoshimine, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, TMU) Failure of bridge abutment backfill - 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan - Date & Time(UTC) : Sep.20, 14:47:18, Maginitude : Mw 7.5 (Source: Prof. M. Yoshimine, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, TMU) Surface rupture of thrust fault (2m vertical offset) - 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan - Date & Time(UTC) : Sep.20, 14:47:18, Maginitude : Mw 7.5 (Source: Prof. M. Yoshimine, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, TMU) Numerical Model showing Lateral Response of Caisson Foundations . . Numerical Model showing Topographic effects in Site Response